Bay minimizes calf issue

May, 24, 2011
5/24/11
11:39
PM ET
Jason Bay, who was pulled in the seventh inning of the Mets' 11-1 loss to the Cubs on Tuesday with a tight right calf, said he would have continued in a closer game.

Bay informed manager Terry Collins of the issue before the game, and the manager pulled Bay when the score got lopsided on a frigid May night.

"We were running around, shagging fly balls in BP today, and just had some very, very, very minor tightness in the calf," Bay said. "I told the trainers before the game, warmed it up, put a sleeve on it, and it felt good. And TC was aware of it. It was really a nonissue."

Bay said he would be back in the lineup Wednesday.
Adam Rubin has covered the Mets since 2003. He's a graduate of Mepham High School on Long Island and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He joined ESPNNewYork after spending 10 years at the New York Daily News.
Follow Adam on Twitter »  Chat archive »

SPONSORED HEADLINES

Comments

You must be signed in to post a comment

Already have an account?

TEAM LEADERS

WINS LEADER
Bartolo Colon
WINS ERA SO IP
15 4.09 151 202
OTHER LEADERS
BAD. Murphy .289
HRL. Duda 30
RBIL. Duda 92
RD. Murphy 79
OPSL. Duda .830
ERAJ. Niese 3.40
SOZ. Wheeler 187